Dartmouth and Iora Health, Partners in Innovation
Aug30

Dartmouth and Iora Health, Partners in Innovation

I recently accompanied Dr. Rushika Fernandopulle on a visit to the Iora practice site in Hanover, New Hampshire which was created in partnership with Dartmouth College, King Arthur Flour (an employee owned company) , and the New England Carpenters Health Benefits Fund. The Hanover site opened in March 2012, a little over a year after the New Yorker article by Atul Gawande that introduced so many of us to Dr. Fernandopulle. I have been...

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Building a Causeway to The Mainland
Aug23

Building a Causeway to The Mainland

There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. For the reformer has enemies in all those who profit by the old order, and only lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit by the new order, this lukewarmness arising partly from fear of their adversaries … and partly from the incredulity of mankind, who...

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Looking Back At Dr. Ebert’s Innovation
Aug16

Looking Back At Dr. Ebert’s Innovation

There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. For the reformer has enemies in all those who profit by the old order, and only lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit by the new order, this lukewarmness arising partly from fear of their adversaries … and partly from the incredulity of mankind, who...

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It Seems So Logical!
Aug08

It Seems So Logical!

I was recently invited by Dr. Marc-David Munk, the Vice President, Accountable Care and Senior Medical Director for Medicare Practices at Iora Health to visit the “nest”, the home office of Iora Health. [Iora is a species of beautiful little birds found in India and Southeast Asia, as shown in the picture.] Iora’s home is in the heart of Boston on the “Freedom Trail”.The plan was that he would show me around their office and then we...

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From Cleveland to Philadelphia
Aug03

From Cleveland to Philadelphia

A note to readers: Different points of view must be respected. Vilification of those who see the world differently does not enable progress toward shared objectives: a vibrant economy, improved safety, and opportunity and health for everyone or as Thomas Jefferson wrote for all of us in the Declaration of Independence, “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”. Respectful conversations are the basis of progress toward a more...

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